Sat, 17 Jun|
Gwrych Castle Ghost Hunt - Wales
A hauntingly beautiful ruin & one of the most talked about tourist attraction’s in Britain due to hosting ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” for two consecutive years.
Time & Location
17 Jun, 20:00 – 18 Jun, 01:00
Abergele, Abergele LL22 8ET, UK
About the event
HISTORY OF GWRYCH CASTLE
Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house in North Wales, one of the first attempts at replicating true medieval architecture in Europe. It stands in 250 acres of gardens and grounds and has extensive views over former parkland including a deer park and the Irish Sea. Local history claims that the first castle at Gwrych was built by the Normans in the 12th century. It was seized by the Welsh prince Rhys ap Gruffydd (the Lord Rhys) of Deheubarth in about 1170 who then rebuilt the timber castle in stone. This castle was later destroyed by Cromwell's army following the English Civil War of the mid-17th century.
The later castle at Gwrych was begun in 1819. The castle is a Grade 1 listed building set in a wooded hillside over looking the Irish Sea. It was the first Gothic folly to be built in Europe by a wealthy industrialist Lloyd Hesketh. Bamford Hesketh, his son, inherited the title of Gwrych in his early 20s and used his vast fortune to build the 4,000-acre Gwrych Castle Estate.
The castle once had a total of 128 rooms including the outbuildings, including twenty-eight bedrooms, an outer hall, an inner hall, two smoke rooms, a dining room, a drawing room, a billiards room, an oak study, and a range of accommodations for servants. There are nineteen embattled towers and the whole facade is over 2000 yards. Many feel the castle's outstanding feature was the castle's 52-step marble staircase.
During World War II the castle was requisitioned as part of Operation Kindertransport.
Real life ghost encounters by visitors to Gwrych Castle are commonplace, but are you brave enough to join them? If you have the guts to spend the evening in a haunted castle, Gwrych Castle never fails to deliver with lots of paranormal activity. The most common ghost story heard at Gwyrch Castle is that Countess Winifred — a powerful woman who invested in hospitals, art, and religion — haunts the ruins. People say her spirit is still stuck in the castle.
Free parking onsite
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No accommodation provided.
NO UNDER 18's AND ANYONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.
This location is unsuitable for people with mobility issues and heavily pregnant women.
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